Global Patent Index - EP 0977134 A2

EP 0977134 A2 2000-02-02 - Method for automatic organization of data

Title (en)

Method for automatic organization of data

Title (de)

Verfahren zur automatischen Organisation von Daten

Title (fr)

Procédé pour l'organisation automatique de données

Publication

EP 0977134 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99305520 A

Priority

US 12298198 A

Abstract (en)

A data organization application allowing the automatic organization of input data into fields of a record of a database is disclosed. The database is maintained by a separate application. To organize data, a user inputs data in a free form manner onto an input screen provided by the application. When the data entry is completed, the user invokes an organize function in the application to process the input data. The application breaks the input data into logical groups that belong together and assigns tokens to these logical groups. From the assigned tokens, the application is able to identify single tokens or groups of tokens that belong to a unique field or a number of unique fields in the record of the data store. The application goes on to identify other logical groups of data in the input data which belong to other fields in the record. The application next displays the logical groups of data in their respective fields in a confirmation screen. The application also requests the user for a confirmation to allow it to proceed with a storage transaction where the application stores the logical groups of data as displayed on the screen to the database. The user is allowed to make modifications to the data displayed on the confirmation screen before confirming the storage transaction. On confirmation from the user, the application stores the data as displayed on the screen to the fields in the record of the database. The user is able to access the stored record using the separate application. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/3071 (2013.01); Y10S 707/99942 (2013.01); Y10S 707/99943 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 0977134 A2 20000202; EP 0977134 A3 20011031; US 6741994 B1 20040525

INPADOC legal status


2006-08-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060301

2002-07-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2002-07-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020426

2001-10-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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2001-10-31 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 06F 17/30 A, 7G 06F 17/60 B, 7G 06F 17/27 B

2001-05-02 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION

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